Category: Tax Reform

Tax Reform

President Proposes Higher Taxes on Billionaires, Corporations by Joseph C. Leuchter, CPA


Posted on April 20, 2022 by Joseph Leuchter

The Biden administration recently released its fiscal budget for 2023, which an accompanying fact sheet claims will help lower costs for American families, expand the productive capacity of the American economy and further reduce the deficit. To raise the revenue required to accomplish these goals, the budget proposes to modify existing business and international tax […]

It’s Not Too Early to Start Planning for January 2022 Gifts by Jeffrey M. Mutnik, CPA/PFS


Posted on December 16, 2021 by Jeffrey Mutnik

The IRS recently released the inflation-adjusted estate and gift exemptions for 2022, which provide families with enhanced opportunities to transfer significantly more assets to younger generations tax-free. However, families must consider these adjustments within the context of potential tax reform in the year ahead. For tax year 2022, the lifetime estate-tax exemption jumps $360,000 to […]

Limitation of Deductions for Interest Expense Impact M&A Transactions by Lewis Taub, CPA


Posted on November 03, 2021 by Lewis Taub

For tax year 2021, business interest expense deduction limitations return to their pre-COVID levels, impacting a broad range of business activities, including merger and acquisitions (M&As). Affected companies must prepare to quantify how this reduced benefit will impact their bottom lines and these transactions moving forward. Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) enacted […]

Tax Reform Spurs Immediate Need for Business Valuations by Daniel S. Hughes, CPA/CFF, CGMA, CVA


Posted on October 14, 2021 by Daniel Hughes

Business owners already struggling with the continued uncertainty surrounding the pandemic are also facing the prospect of higher taxes and a resulting negative impact on company cash flow, profitability and valuations. For some, this environment will accelerate business sales or mergers and require significant alterations to existing estate plans – all of which will require […]

Maximizing Donations to Foreign-Based Charities under Tax Reform UPDATED by Lewis Kevelson, CPA


Posted on October 08, 2019 by Lewis Kevelson

Donations that U.S. taxpayers make directly to foreign charities usually will not qualify for income tax deductions unless those charities are registered with the IRS as tax-exempt entities or there is relief available under a bilateral income tax treaty. In the rare instances when these conditions are met, the charitable deduction is available only to […]

IRS Raises HSA Contribution Limits in 2020 by Adam Cohen, CPA


Posted on July 26, 2019 by Adam Cohen

Taxpayers who participate in high-deductible health insurance plans will be able to save a little more in their Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) in 2020, when contribution limits will increase to $3,550 for individuals or $7,100 for family coverage, up from their 2019 limits of $3,500 and $7,000 respectively. This 1.4 percent increase represents significant benefits […]